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Sheltered Services board pledges $40k to splash park

The Howard County Sheltered Services Board on Friday announced a pledge of $40,000 toward the proposed construction of a splash park in the Fayette city park. The city has been collecting … more

New Franklin school district postpones graduation

  The April New Franklin School Board meeting was held via Zoom video chat April 15 at 6 p.m. This novel coronavirus has made decisions regarding school and rescheduling uncertain at best. … more

Howard County Cattlemen donate beef to local food pantries

The Howard County Cattlemen in March voted to do its part by providing beef to three local food pantries. Beef prices have skyrocketed since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Efforts by … more

NF man in jail on weapons charges

A New Franklin man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly brandished a pipe, a knife, and a handgun while threatening the lives of two other men and an infant child. Michael Patrick King, 28, is … more

Howard Electric donates to Glasgow Food Bank

Howard Electric Cooperative in Fayette donated $1,000 to the Glasgow Food Bank. The contribution is a part of Howard Electric’s ongoing Annual Community Support through its Sharing Success … more

Families, teachers adapt to learning away from the classroom

When Fayette students left their classrooms on the afternoon of Thursday, March 12, they were looking forward to spring break. The four-day weekend was supposed to provide a welcome break from … more

Changes in high school grading, district funding amid pandemic highlight school board meeting

Fayette High Schools students will not receive standard letter grades for classes completed in the spring semester. Instead they will receive either a “P” for Pass, or “NC” … more

Socket receives funding for broadband service in Glasgow, New Franklin

Socket Telecom, of Columbia, has received funding to bring high-speed internet access to New Franklin and Glasgow. The money, provided by Missouri’s broadband grant program, will pay for a … more

Changes to Armstrong trash service

Armstrong residents will now see changes to trash service due to the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Advanced Disposal, the city’s trash collection service, insists that  all … more

Local law enforcement gets leg up from community

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, local law enforcement departments are among many first responders short of personal protective equipment (PPE). Here in Howard County, … more

Three former employees claim they were fired because of race, in discrimination lawsuits against Central Methodist

Central Methodist University is facing a trio of lawsuits alleging three former custodians at the college were fired because they were black. The suits were filed in Howard County court last week by … more

Gov. Parson extends stay-at-home order extended to May 3

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri, Governor Parson directed Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to extend a stay-at-home executive … more

Newspapers have your back

From America's Newspapers We're in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America’s communities is local. First responders are our neighbors helping our neighbors, rushing to … more

Howard County Regional Water Plant to be producing water by end of December

 BY KIM THOMPSON STAFF WRITER The smell of fresh concrete and bleach met 25-30 people who  came together on Thursday at the Howard County Regional Water Plant to celebrate the recent … more
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